• LOCATION 21 | Liverpool History and Culture: From the Past to the Present

    Exchange Passage West

    Continue straight to Rumford Street. You are nearing the Western Approaches Museum, the original Command Headquarters for the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War.

    Liverpool was a German target in the war, because it was Britain's most important shipping link to the USA and Canada, supplying millions of tons of vital goods. Thousands of merchant ships were protected by the Royal Navy from U boat attacks. The centre monitored the position of the convoys and and enemy ships and U Boats. Despite this, U boats sank 1,500 ships

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